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Madison Scholarly News—September 2010

EXHIBITIONS

Rebecca Silberman (Assistant Professor, Art and Art History) exhibited "Everything in its Right Place," reflecting on our innate desire for life to "ultimately, be, a transcendent journey," at ArtGallery, Sept. 11-Oct. 30, in Norfolk.

GRANTS

Dr. David F. Brakke (Dean, College of Science and Mathematics) and Dr. Bruce A. Wiggins (Professor, Biology) received $20,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service for "Aquatic Macroinvertebrate and Air Pollution Assessment" to conduct a comprehensive assessment of the macroinvertebrate data from the George Washington and Jefferson National Forests using water chemistry and other ancillary resource data to assess the impacts of management activities, and demonstrate how information can be used to describe air pollution impacts stream ecosystems.

Dr. Clarence R. Geier (Professor, Anthropology) and Dr. Anna M. Courtier (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $8,788 from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources for "Return to Camp Misery" to integrate a number of preservation oriented groups in an effort to more systematically and completely recover feature and material remains from a Union encampment site during the 2010 season.

Dr. Reid N. Harris (Professor, Biology) and Dr. Kevin P. Minbiole (Associate Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $170,000 from the National Science Foundation for "Amphibian Defense: Mutualistic Microbes and their Antifungal Metabolites" to study the ecological context of chytridiomycosis, an emerging infectious disease, in order to understand and eventually control the disease.

Dr. Daniel K. Havey (Assistant Professor, Chemistry and Biochemistry) received $91,045 from the National Institute of Standards and Technology for the development of a point source photoacoustic greenhouse gas sensor for carbon dioxide.

Dr. M. Hossain Heydari (Professor, Computer Science), Dr. Brett C. Tjaden (Associate Professor, Computer Science) and Dr. Florian Buchholz (Assistant Professor, Computer Science) received $31,601 from the Department of Defense for the Department of Defense Information Assurance Scholarship Program for fiscal year 2011 to implement a high-school cyber defense camp and competition and continue the development of the Computer Forensics Lab.

The School of Communication Studies received $114,180 from the U.S. Army and War College for Dr. Frank Kalupa (Professor, Communication Studies) to serve as the Visiting Professor of Strategic Communication at the U.S. Army War College. (This updated announcement modifies a July 2010 scholarly news note and clarifies that Dr. Kalupa is serving as the visiting professor.

Susan F. Lamb (Business Manager, WMRA-FM) received $34,125 from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to provide a community service grant for public radio.

Dr. Eric H. Maslen (Head and Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Joseph D. Enedy (Professor Emeritus, Geographic Science) received $7,000 from the Virginia Geographic Alliance to support responsibilities and planning activities of the alliance.

Dr. Merle E. Mast (Head and Professor, Nursing) received $192,378 from the Health Resources and Services Administration for ARRA-Equipment to enhance training for health professionals.

Dr. Robert L. McKown (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Ronald W. Raab (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $50,697 from the National Institutes of Health through the University of Virginia to continue work on the development of syndecan-1 deletion and point mutants to further elucidate the nature of the lacritin cell surface-binding complex.

Dr. Jonathan J. Miles (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology), Dr. Remy M. Luerssen (Administrator, Virginia Wind Energy Collaborative), Dr. S. Keith Holland (Assistant Professor, Engineering) and Dr. James W. Wilson (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $30,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy for "Wind for Schools" in Virginia to formalize the Wind Applications Center at James Madison University and to employ a novel Wind for Schools facilitation scheme for kindergarten-12th grade schools in Virginia.

Dr. Thomas E. Moran (Professor, Kinesiology) received $2,000 from CVS Caremark for "Overcoming the Barriers" to implement a mentorship program for individuals with disabilities.

Kenneth F. Newbold Jr. (Director of Research Development, Research and Public Service) and Dr. Jeffrey D. Tang (Associate Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $2,543,709 from the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (from U.S. Department of Energy) for "Paving the Way with Propane: The Propane AutoGas Corridor Development Project" to increase the use of alternative fuels and advanced technology vehicles as a means to reduce U.S. dependence on imported petroleum, increase fuel economy and improve emissions.

Dr. Olga Pierrakos (Assistant Professor, Engineering) received $175,000 from the National Science Foundation for collaborative research on engineering faculty engagement in Learning Through Service to provide motivation, training and resources to catalyze widespread adoption of Learning Through Service among engineering faculty, departments and colleges interested in offering modern and effective curricula. 

Dr. Robert D. Reid (Dean, College of Business) received $248,000 from the Institute of Certified Professional Managers to maintain the organization's national headquarters on the campus of James Madison University.

Dr. Kenneth R. Rutherford (Director, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery) received $175,164 from the National Committee for Demining and Rehabilitation for support to the Jordan Explosive Remnants of War Training Course 2010.

Dr. William G. Tucker (Assistant Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) and Dr. Robert N. Brent (Professor, Integrated Science and Technology) received $18,755 from the U.S. Geological Survey for the development of the USGS ozonation process for treating acid mine drainage.

Dr. Steven J. Whitmeyer (Associate Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) received $130,596 from the National Science Foundation for "Collaborative Research: Scaffolding Undergraduate Geoscience Inquiry Using New Loggable Google Earth Explorations" to develop a new level of a 4-dimensional virtual globe that will allow students to explore Earth.

HONORS

Dr. John Haynes (Assistant Professor, Geology and Environmental Science) was awarded the Vincent E. Nelson Award for Best Poster at the Eastern Section Meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists.  The poster was titled "What came first: Folding, faulting and fracturing in the Devonian Needmore and Marcellus Shales of Highland County, Virginia."

PRESENTATIONS

Dr. Craig Abrahamson (Professor, Psychology) presented "The Difficult Challenge of Needing to Always be Sensitive to Our Client's Perception of Their Circumstances," a plenary address presented at the Help for the Helper Conference in Bergan, Norway.  Abrahamson also presented a workshop, "The Difficulties and the Essentiality of Maintaining Productive Relationships with Our Colleagues as We Face the Demanding Dilemmas of Our Work," at the conference.

Dr. Kenneth E. Barron (Associate Professor, Psychology), C.S. Hulleman and J. Harackiewicz presented "From Practice to Theory and Back Again: The Role of Relevance in Student Motivation" at the 2010 International Conference on Motivation.

J. Koepfler (Student), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Bryan K. Saville (Associate Professor, Psychology) presented "Predicting Police Aggressions: Traditional and Non-Traditional Models" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.

Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and D. A. Pastor presented "Multicultural campus climate and discrimination: Impact in divergent ways" at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in San Diego.

Dr. Matthew R. Lee (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and H. Shinozaki (Student) presented "Racialized judgment criteria of Asian American: Not just the eyes" at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in San Diego.

Inman Majors (Associate Professor, English) discussed the craft of writing fiction and talked about his three novels, "The Millionaires," "Wonderdog" and "Swimming in the Sky," at Dalton State College in September. 

J. Niziurski (Student), C. Price (Student), L. Krakosky (Student), S. Weingarten (Student), W. Fergusson (Student), J. Koepfler (Student), Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) and Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) presented "Is IQ Related to Police Performance?" at the annual meeting of the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology.

Dr. J. Barkley Rosser Jr. (Professor, Economics; Kirby L. Cramer Jr. Professor of Business Administration) delivered an invited plenary address "How Nonlinear Dynamics Complicates the Global Warming Problem," at the Sixth Conference on Dynamic Modeling in Economics and Finance at the University of Urbino in Italy Sept. 24.

Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), N. Curtis (Student), M. E. Ramsey (Student), K. Vetrano (Student), C. Wolf-Fike (Student), M. McCarthy and Dr. Joanne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) presented "Best Practices for a Successful Psychology Major" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Staunton.

Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology), N. Curtis (Student), M. E. Ramsey (Student), K. Vetrano (Student), C. Wolf-Fike (Student), M. McCarthy and Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology) presented "Beyond the Lecture Hall: How Non-Classroom Experiences Contribute to Success and Satisfaction" at the Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology in Staunton.

PUBLICATIONS

Dr. JoAnne Brewster (Professor, Psychology), P.W. Wickline and Dr. Michael L. Stoloff (Head and Professor, Psychology) wrote "The Rorschach Comprehensive System in Police Psychology," which was published in Personality Assessment in Police Psychology: A 21st Century Perspective, published by Charles C. Thomas Publisher.

Dr. H.B. Cavalcanti (Professor, Sociology) wrote "The United Church of Christ in the Shenandoah Valley: Liberal Church, Traditional Congregations," which was published in September by Lexington Books, a division of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group. This book explores how the practices of local United Church of Christ congregations inside an association in the Shenandoah Valley are being affected by national denominational commitments.

Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology) and W.D. Woody wrote "They listen, but do not hear: Retention for podcasted material in a classroom context," which was published in Teaching of Psychology.

Dr. David B. Daniel (Professor, Psychology), W.D. Woody and C. Baker wrote "E-books or textbooks: Students prefer textbooks," which was published in Computers and Education.

Dr. Nikitah Imani (Associate Professor, Sociology and Anthropology) wrote "Head Games: De-Colonizing the Psychotherapeutic Process," which was published by University Press of America in September.

Dr. Jaime L. Kurtz (Assistant Professor, Psychology) and J.D. Royal wrote "I ate what?! The effect of stress and dispositional eating style on food intake and behavioral awareness," which was published in Personality and Individual Differences.

Dr. Krisztina Varga (Assistant Professor, Psychology) wrote "Modified team-based learning in a developmental psychology course," which was published in SRCD Teachers' Corner.


 


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